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Richard Burr

After trade triumph, Senate Republicans look to rack up more wins

WASHINGTON Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's Senate is on a roll and he wants to make sure it stays that way. After reviving Trade Promotion Authority, the Kentucky Republican opted to move next to a bipartisan rewrite of the No Child Left Behind education law in a bid to maintain the chamber's legislative momentum. Shortly before the July Fourth recess, Republican Conference Chairman John Thune led a victory lap, joining fellow chairmen to highlight the policy achievements of the first six months of the new GOP majority in getting a budget resolution through and advancing the trade package and other policy priorities while allowing a far more open amendment process. ...